TV5 ties up with MEASAT to expand global reach

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MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. announced on Monday an agreement with Pilipinas Global Network Limited for capacity on MEASAT-3.

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Under the terms of the agreement, PGN Limited will use MEASAT-3’s global beam to distribute the Aksyon TV International and Kapatid TV5 channels to over 120 countries across Asia Pacific, Australia, the Middle East, and Eastern Africa.

Kapatid TV5 is a 24-hour general entertainment Tagalog language channel and prides itself on its ability to capture the pulse of the Filipino people. AksyonTV International is a 24-hour Tagalog language channel dedicated to bringing the latest in news and Philippine sports.

“PGN Limited will leverage on MEASAT-3’s excellent coverage to expand international distribution of Kapatid TV5 and AksyonTV International,” Claro Carmelo Ramirez, president and chief executive officer (CEO) PGN Limited, said in a statement.

“MEASAT-3’s established orbital location is already accessible to many pay TV operators and we look forward to bringing our homegrown content across to more Filipinos all over Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa,” he added.

For his part, Raj Malik, MEASAT senior vice president for sales and marketing, said that, “MEASAT is pleased to welcome PGN Limited to Asia’s premier video neighborhood.”

“We wish PGN Limited much success in bringing high-quality Filipino programming to audiences across Asia and Africa,” he added.

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